Chartered Ergonomist Report
The use of the Cylinder Lifter compared to manually move and lift cylinders significantly reduces the risks identified using the MAC tool and the Rapid Entire Body Assessment.
Whilst carrying out the assessment with the 63 kg cylinder it was assumed by the client that the attached handle was a suitable lifting point. It has since been confirmed by the cylinder manufactures, that this is not the case where handle is there to protect the valve (Figure 8) and does have a warning on it to not use it for lifting (Figure 9)
The requirement to lift any of the cylinder weights stated in the report by any individual in the workplace would be difficult to defend. Lifting such weights has been identified as a high risk of injury with the types of